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Building Safety Month Week Three: “Surround Your Building With Safety”

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Theme for Building Safety Month Week Three urges code officials to “Surround Your Buildings with Safety” by taking special precautions to ensure outdoor areas are safe.

IFMA Credential Now Aligned With Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act Requirements

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IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane explains, “With the passage of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act, the U.S. federal government acknowledged for the first time in code the critical role of facility management (FM).”

FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

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Report to Congress states current I-Codes are effective in reducing flood-related damage.

Study Finds Health And Environmental Risk In Building Insulation

The Steiner Tunnel test, showing the flame being applied to the ceiling, is an inadequate and inappropriate method for testing insulation safety. (Photo: Intertek Testing Services Inc.) Posted on:

Research suggests alternative courses of action, including the possible development of a more accurate test, the use of different flame retardant chemicals, and a range of options for mitigating the impact of the flame retardants currently used.